2014 Final Event Schedule

National University’s Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Department of Social Sciences Colloquium

Event:     “Oil Poor, Oil Rich: Problems of Social Transformations in Middle East”
Date:       Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time:      9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:     Spectrum Campus
9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1426

  • Talks will take place in room 150 (The Leadership Room).
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.
  • Lunch will be in Room 114.
  • The book signing will be in the lobby.

Thank you all in advance for your support for the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies at National University.

Event Schedule

Morning Session Gender in the Middle East
9:30 a.m. Coffee
10:00 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Carol Richardson, Dean of the College of Letters and SciencesIntroductions: Dr. Lorna Zukas, Professor, Sociology and Global Studies, National University
10:15-11:00 a.m. Dr. Valentine Moghadam, Director of the International Affairs Program and Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University: “Feminisms and Democratic Transitions: the Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective”


11:00-11:45 a.m. Dr. Rae Blumberg, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia: “Patriarchy, Petroleum, and the Middle East vs. the ‘Islamic Surprise’”
11:45 a.m.-

12:15 p.m.

Comments and Questions: Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University
12:15 -1:30 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Session Journalistic Perspectives of the Everyday – Work, War, and Living
1:30 p.m. Introductions: Dr. Duncan Campbell, Assistant Professor, History, National University
1:45-2:30 p.m. Mr. Raymond Barnett, Journalist and author of Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling
2:30-3:15 p.m. Mr. Zuhair al-Jezairy, Journalist and author of The Devil You Don’t Know: Going Back to Iraq
3:15-3:45 p.m. Comments and Questions: Dr. Shak Hanish, Associate Professor, Political Science, National University
3:45-4:30 p.m. Refreshments and Book Signing

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, Groundwork Books, and Trader Joe’s.

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